Stanford women’s tennis
In its final home match of the regular season, the Cardinal (14-3, 6-1 Pac-12) sent the University of Hawaii women’s tennis team packing with a 7-0 win.
There was no neighborly feeling between the two crosstown rivals this past Wednesday when the Cardinal women’s tennis team took down the Broncos 5-2 without pity or remorse. With the women’s momentum growing after the team has won eight out of their last nine games, there is a definite guarantee that Stanford will put up a fight in its upcoming match this Saturday night against Oregon.
The No. 26 Cardinal (4-2, 0-0 Pac-12) will take on the No. 9 Golden Bears (4-3) in a non-conference meeting. The Pac-12 dual match will take place at Cal on April 19. Though this weekend’s meeting won’t count towards conference rankings, its importance for Stanford cannot be overemphasized.
No. 13 Stanford had mixed results on the road this past weekend, defeating No. 18 Clemson 5-2 before falling 4-2 to rival No. 4 Florida. The loss to the Gators was especially bitter because of the rivalry between the two programs.
The Stanford women’s tennis team won both the singles and doubles draw at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Northwest Regional Championships, which took place at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium, on Tuesday.
Rising senior Mallory Burdette won the singles draw of the Women’s Hospital 2012 Tennis Classic in Evansville, Ind. this past Sunday. Burdette defeated No. 1 Ying-Ying Duan of China 6-1, 6-2 to claim the first major professional tournament victory of her career. She easily moved past the qualifying rounds before winning five more main draw matches to take the $10,000 Pro Circuit event.
The Bank of the West Classic, the oldest women’s-only tournament in the world, kicked off the U.S. Open Series last week from July 9 to 15 on the Taube Family Tennis Stadium outdoor hardcourts. In addition to featuring tennis legends such as defending champion recent Wimbledon winner No. 4 Serena Williams and France’s No. 10 Marion Bartoli, the Classic gave wild-card berths to Stanford players Nicole Gibbs and Mallory Burdette.